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. >> he met with the journalists on saturday, and he told them how he got -- he chose the name francis, and he said that after he had reached the requisite number of votes that the cardinal of brazil said remember the poor and so he then thought of st. francis of assisi who worked with the poor and so he picked the name francis and said there were a couple of jokes, though, that he should pick the name of a pope who had repressed the jesuits. >> clement the xiv had banned them in 1773 and they said you should be clement the xv to be even. he decided against getting even and chose francis. there was some debate over it was francis of assisi, francis xavier but he said, it was in fact assisi, no other fact conveys poverty as well and a love for the poor and simple lifestyle as francis of assisi and popular among the italians, too. >> we'll see today -- we've seen already some faces of people from different countries and we'll see people from many different religions and, of course, the cardinals, but the two people from religious orders that he has invited to play a part in this mass are
. here's what happened when francis met benedict. >> the path and future of the roman catholic church came face-to-face in a history making embrace. the new pope made a pilgrimam of sorts to visit pope benedict xvi. who retired. what might have been an awkward confrontation seemed instead a meeting of friends. the two men collapsed hands repeatedly. >> he wanted to say to him, you still matter. and on a human level that was the significance of the meeting. >> the 85-year-old benedict, who left the papacy citing frail health, looks delicate as he walked gingerly with a cane. francis knelt andde pride side-by-side with his predecessor. francis brought benedict a gift, an icon called the madonna of humility. i thought of you, said francis, you gave souse many signs of humility. >> thank you, said benedict. the two men spoke in private for 45 minutes and then lunched together. they have much to talk about. benedict left the church in a sea of trouble. >> it would be natural for a sitting pope, if he has a former pope a few hundred yards away to every now and then ask him for some kind of
. >>> still to come on abc7 news at 11:00, just days away from his official installation, pope francis continues to show his humble side and grows legions of fans in the process. and new concerns about sea lion pups washing ashore this behind this disturbing new trend? and a business of a scoop from a pregnant duchess of cambridge. what she is saying today about the sex of her baby. we'll be right back. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates has the night off. in tonight's headlines, an emotional candlelight vigil in santa rosa for a 14-year-old boy kigic car tragic car racing accident. marcus johnson died yesterday when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin at a marysville racetrack. >>> a motorcycle driver is dead in walnut creek following a traffic crash on 680. in that area the motorcycle hit at least two other witnesses sa witnesses say that motorcycle was racing another car. >>> a fire in a wildlife area in the san juaquin river delta sent huge clouds of smoke and ash over the east bay today. the fare was burning on lower sherman island.
and hopes to earn her living as a writer. >> pope francis celebrated his first mass in st. peter's square today. he encouraged people to be humble and young at heart. the square over flowed with people eager to join the pope at the start of holy week. it leads up to easter sunday at -- at the end of the mass he walked outside of the popemobile. >>> new at 11:00, the humanitarian leader launched an anti-violence campaign based on breathing in san jose. they joined shrishri to kick off the cam -- campaign. it will create a stress free and violence free community across america. the movement is lead by the nonprofit art of living foundation. it says they have taken breathing related programs to bring peace into their lives. >> a woman who said her cruise was ruined before it even began. >> and a family plans a cruise to celebrate a soldier's homecoming. a snack leaves him stranded on shore. michael finney's 7 on your sidesteps up to help. >> up next, why the owner of a skydiving facility says the equipment was not to blame for the death of two men whose parachutes never opened. >> and there
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